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Winners of the 2021 Trash Art Contest express impacts on the environment through written and sculpted art pieces.

Garbage may not be the most ideal art material, but it combines conservation and art creation to achieve profound results.

This can be seen firsthand in the submissions from this year’s art contest.  From a one-act play about a sustainably-minded couple to a net made from plastic envelopes, each art piece shows how art can shift perceptions of waste.

The contest prompts artists...

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Category: Awards & Recognition | Events | Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | UW Recycling | Campus Race to Zero Waste
Fantastic Fungi screening

All UW faculty, staff and students are invited to a virtual Earth Day screening of the movie "Fantastic Fungi," followed by a dicussion with fungi experts. 

UW Tacoma is hosting the screening on April 22 at 6 p.m. The visually-stunning film teaches you all about fungi, from their effects in the human body to how fungi help the Earth. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with fungi experts Erica Cline, UW Tacoma associate professor, and Renee Davis, MA, Fungi Perfecti director of Research and Development.

Space is limited...

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Category: Events
Tags: Earth Day | film screening
2021 UW Earth Day events

UW's Records Management Services is working to Fetch the Future and help prepare the UW to eliminate paper records by February of 2022. This April, Records Management is hosting a series of events to celebrate both Earth Day and Records Management Month, and to give staff across the UW opportunities to learn more and discuss challenges around move to all-digital records.

Records Management Virtual Coffee Houses

This series aims to get people talking to...

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Category: Events | Paper Reduction
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UW Earth Day 2021

As part of the University of Washington's 2021 Earth Day recognition, UW Sustainability is collecting videos showcasing how people practice sustainability in their everyday life. We want to showcase how people are connecting with sustainability in their own personal or academic life during the pandemic and beyond. 

We encourage anyone at the UW to contribute their own video to be a part of this project. We are hoping to share ways people can get involved, simply things they can do to increase their commitment to sustainability, tips to live sustainable at home, sustainability...

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Tags: Videos
Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education 2021

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has a call for proposals for the upcoming virtual Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) which will be held virtually on October 12-14, 2021. 

Proposals for live, on-demand or networking conference sessions are due on March 26, 2021. See the full information and details on the AASHE site.


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ISCN 2021 | Accelerating Climate Action and Sustainability in Education call for submissions

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is calling for session proposals and poster presentations for its 2021 conference.

The 14th annual conference, with a theme of "Accelerating Climate Action and Sustainability in Education" will be held virtually on June 2-4, 2021. ISCN invites practitioners, researchers, students or anyone interested in sustainability to submit their proposals by the deadline of April 4, 2021. Information regarding registration, submission and templates can be found on...

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How are you practicing sustainability at home? Our recent tri-campus event brought together staff from the University of Washington's Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses to talk about ways they practice sustainability, as well as hearing the experiences of our attendees. Watch the full event below. 

The event was recorded on February 23, 2021. Presenters...

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Category: Events | UW Bothell | UW Seattle | UW Tacoma
Tags: Videos | Tri-campus
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The University of Washington adopted its Sustainability Action Plan, including 10 measurable targets, on July 1, 2020. The Plan will guide our sustainability efforts through 2025, with updated actions determined annual to help us work toward those targets.

The UW is starting the process of determining the actions for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1, and we need your input to guide those actions. Students, faculty and staff from all three UW campuses are encouraged to take the Plan survey and share your thoughts...

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UW Sustainability and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are hiring a joint Program Specialist & Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. This will be a graduate student position lasting through the summer quarter, with a possibility of continuing through Fall 2021.

This position will coordinate DEI program efforts by working to engage with and listen to the needs of underinvested and marginalized student groups and RSOs in an effort to create an inclusive and equitable sustainability programs within...

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UW Recycling is excited to host another Trash Art Contest for 2021!  The contest is part of this year's Campus Race to Zero Waste (previously RecycleMania).

The categories this year are literature, visual arts and graphic arts. Participants must create an art piece from items normally thought of as trash. Art pieces should express feelings or ideas about waste, or a sustainability topic...

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Category: Recycling, Compost & Waste
Tags: trash art | contest | Campus Race to Zero Waste | UW Recycling